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Luther's German Mass

On Sunday, February 19 @ the 8:30 a.m. worship, Gloria Dei's Faith Choir leads us in music of Martin Luther and his time at this special service kicking off our 500th anniversary celebration of the Reformation. This service will reproduce, as accurately as we can, the service as prescribed by Martin Luther. The service will feature German chorales written by Luther and chorales sung in his time. We will sing in English, We'll also debut our new Reformation banners, designed and crafted by Liz Rudy.  Stop by the table in the Gathering Area to purchase some "sweet indulgences" cookies. All proceeds will go to Concordia Place.

Parents' Night Out

Calling all parents who need a night out without the kids! Sign-up on the green sheet for Parents' Night Out on February 18, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The cost is $5 per child, and children must be preschool and older with independent bathroom skills. During this time, children will play games, do arts & crafts, and watch family friendly movies as the Mitchell family hosts this event. Contact either Becky Mitchell or Aaron Shoppa for more information.

Thankoffering Weekend

WELCA will celebrate Thankoffering on February 25 & 26. This annual appeal supports the life-changing ministries of the Women of the ELCA. Specially marked envelopes will be provided, with half of those offerings going to the synodical WELCA organization and the other half staying at Gloria Dei to help families in need at Gloria Dei.

3rd Tuesday Women's Group

The Women's Group will meet on February 21 at 10:00 a.m. in the church lounge to discuss "The Joys of Winter." Though it is February, we all know that winter is not over. So, let's help brighten this time of year! Come to the meeting and share your pastimes, hobbies, craft, stories or poems that help you see the brighter side of winter. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome in this group.

Flicks and Faith Sunday

Join us on February 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Youth Room. We will be watching the movie "The Phantom of the Opera" (the remake) and discuss some of the themes and their theological context. Feel free to bring your favorite snack. For more information contact: Jo Ellen Maurer or Denise Marnen-Jirka.



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